Talkin' Cloud http://talkincloud.com/rss.xml en Friday's Last Word: Binary Tree CEO Nick Wilkinson http://talkincloud.com/last-word/fridays-last-word-binary-tree-ceo-nick-wilkinson <div class="node-body gallery-body">Nick Wilkinson is CEO of Binary Tree. Here's what he's like outside the office. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/last-word/fridays-last-word-binary-tree-ceo-nick-wilkinson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/last-word/fridays-last-word-binary-tree-ceo-nick-wilkinson#comments Last Word Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:50:00 +0000 63521 at http://talkincloud.com AppRiver Salutes Veterans with Entrepreneurial Start-Up Program http://talkincloud.com/blog/appriver-salutes-veterans-entrepreneurial-start-program <div class="node-body blog-body">AppRiver recently launched its first class of a new channel program for veterans, Veteran to Entrepreneur (V2E). V2E is a new start-up package that includes a comprehensive assistance program, including training, business counsel, marketing support, and a specialized, limited-time refund program providing additional capital to invest in veterans’ businesses.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/blog/appriver-salutes-veterans-entrepreneurial-start-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/blog/appriver-salutes-veterans-entrepreneurial-start-program#comments Guest Bloggers appriver veterans veterans assistance Talkin Cloud Blog Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:23:00 +0000 63511 at http://talkincloud.com Equinix and Unitas to Bundle Hybrid Cloud Services http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/equinix-and-unitas-bundle-hybrid-cloud-services <div class="field-byline"> Karen Riccio | Data Center Knowledge </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cloud services provider Unitas Global and colocation giant Equinix announced a collaboration to deliver bundled hybrid cloud services.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/equinix-and-unitas-bundle-hybrid-cloud-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/equinix-and-unitas-bundle-hybrid-cloud-services#comments Cloud Computing Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:19:00 +0000 63501 at http://talkincloud.com Microsoft Works Black Box Magic on Investors http://talkincloud.com/cloud-companies/microsoft-works-black-box-magic-investors <div class="node-body article-body">The company's financial reporting under him has become so opaque that it makes it hard to judge the ambitious transformation Nadella is leading.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-companies/microsoft-works-black-box-magic-investors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-companies/microsoft-works-black-box-magic-investors#comments Cloud Companies Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:58:00 +0000 63491 at http://talkincloud.com Despite Crazy Cloud Growth, Competitors Still Can't Touch AWS http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/despite-crazy-cloud-growth-competitors-still-cant-touch-aws <div class="field-deck"> Quarterly results show strong numbers in IaaS growth, but AWS is in a different class </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Amazon Web Services (AWS) may not be the fastest growing cloud infrastructure service provider, but it’s so far ahead of the others in terms of market share that Synergy Research says it’s in a “league of its own.”</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/despite-crazy-cloud-growth-competitors-still-cant-touch-aws" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/despite-crazy-cloud-growth-competitors-still-cant-touch-aws#comments Cloud Computing Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:40:00 +0000 63481 at http://talkincloud.com Rackspace Launches Professional Services for AWS http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/rackspace-launches-professional-services-aws <div class="node-body article-body">The services include architectural design, migrations, cloud automation and DevOps, Rackspace says. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/rackspace-launches-professional-services-aws" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/rackspace-launches-professional-services-aws#comments Cloud Computing Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:18:00 +0000 63471 at http://talkincloud.com Fighting the DIY Mentality in the Managed Services Market http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/fighting-diy-mentality-managed-services-market <div class="node-body article-body">Twenty-five years ago, before open source became widespread, it was not possible for most organizations to use in-house resources to create the services that they needed to operate.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/fighting-diy-mentality-managed-services-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/fighting-diy-mentality-managed-services-market#comments Cloud Services Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:18:00 +0000 63461 at http://talkincloud.com Salesforce Cuts Benioff's Compensation 60% After Shareholder Criticism http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-management/salesforce-cuts-benioffs-compensation-60-after-shareholder-criticism <div class="node-body article-body">The board cut Benioff's total compensation to $13.2 million in the fiscal year that ended Jan. 31, from $33.4 million a year earlier, according to a regulatory filing on Wednesday.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-management/salesforce-cuts-benioffs-compensation-60-after-shareholder-criticism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-management/salesforce-cuts-benioffs-compensation-60-after-shareholder-criticism#comments Cloud Computing Management Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:47:00 +0000 63451 at http://talkincloud.com MSPs: Get Your 2017 MSP 501 Applications in Now! http://talkincloud.com/lists-research/msps-get-your-2017-msp-501-applications-now <div class="field-deck"> Applications for MSP 501 due Mon. May 1 by midnight EST </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To be considered one of the top managed service providers submit your application by May 1, 2017. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/lists-research/msps-get-your-2017-msp-501-applications-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/lists-research/msps-get-your-2017-msp-501-applications-now#comments Lists & Research Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:24:00 +0000 63441 at http://talkincloud.com Dropbox Shutters Online Editing App Hackpad http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/dropbox-shutters-online-editing-app-hackpad <div class="field-deck"> Users have until July 19 to decide what to do with their data </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Dropbox is shuttering Hackpad, a browser-based document editor that the company acquired in 2014. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/dropbox-shutters-online-editing-app-hackpad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/dropbox-shutters-online-editing-app-hackpad#comments SaaS (Software as a Service) Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:28:00 +0000 63431 at http://talkincloud.com Watch Now: First Live 4K Video from Space, Streamed by AWS http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/watch-now-first-live-4k-video-space-streamed-aws <div class="node-body article-body">The live stream is enabled partly by Amazon Web Services’ Elemental.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/watch-now-first-live-4k-video-space-streamed-aws" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/watch-now-first-live-4k-video-space-streamed-aws#comments Cloud Computing Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:14:00 +0000 63421 at http://talkincloud.com IBM Launches Four Cloud Data Centers in US http://talkincloud.com/cloud-companies/ibm-launches-four-cloud-data-centers-us <div class="node-body article-body">IBM is continuing to expand its global network of cloud data centers, the latest addition being four data centers in the US.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-companies/ibm-launches-four-cloud-data-centers-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-companies/ibm-launches-four-cloud-data-centers-us#comments Cloud Companies Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:49:00 +0000 63411 at http://talkincloud.com 7 Things the Best CEOs Have in Common http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-management/7-things-best-ceos-have-common <div class="node-body gallery-body">What are the 7 specific attributes that differentiate high-performing CEOs? </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-management/7-things-best-ceos-have-common" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-management/7-things-best-ceos-have-common#comments Cloud Computing Management Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:00:00 +0000 63401 at http://talkincloud.com Zero One: Digital Transformation Begins with Employees http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-sales-strategies/zero-one-digital-transformation-begins-employees <div class="node-body article-body">Too many companies falsely claim their employees prioritize the customer experience.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-sales-strategies/zero-one-digital-transformation-begins-employees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-sales-strategies/zero-one-digital-transformation-begins-employees#comments Cloud Computing Sales Strategies Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:17:00 +0000 63391 at http://talkincloud.com SAP's Sales Again Top Estimates as Software Spending Grows http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/saps-sales-again-top-estimates-software-spending-grows <div class="node-body article-body">SAP SE reported sales that topped analysts’ estimates for the fourth straight quarter as businesses spent more on cloud-computing software.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/saps-sales-again-top-estimates-software-spending-grows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/saps-sales-again-top-estimates-software-spending-grows#comments SaaS (Software as a Service) Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:12:00 +0000 63381 at http://talkincloud.com Google Cloud Has 'Good Shot' at Topping AWS by 2022, SVP Greene Says http://talkincloud.com/cloud-companies/google-cloud-has-good-shot-topping-aws-2022-svp-greene-says <div class="node-body article-body">The head of Google Cloud suggested the tech giant is poised to leapfrog competitors AWS, Microsoft Azure and IBM Cloud - all of which currently have larger market shares.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-companies/google-cloud-has-good-shot-topping-aws-2022-svp-greene-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-companies/google-cloud-has-good-shot-topping-aws-2022-svp-greene-says#comments Cloud Companies Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:34:00 +0000 63371 at http://talkincloud.com Steve Jennings/Getty Images How to Help Your Customers Combat Public Cloud Bill Shock http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/how-help-your-customers-combat-public-cloud-bill-shock <div class="field-deck"> HotLink CEO Lynn LeBlanc on her experience in helping customers manage cloud costs </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Something that still eludes many organizations is how to monitor the costs of their cloud usage before it gets out of hand.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/how-help-your-customers-combat-public-cloud-bill-shock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/how-help-your-customers-combat-public-cloud-bill-shock#comments Cloud Computing Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:00:00 +0000 63351 at http://talkincloud.com Oracle Plans Internal `Startup' to Explore VR, New Technologies http://talkincloud.com/cloud-companies/oracle-plans-internal-startup-explore-vr-new-technologies <div class="node-body article-body">Oracle's CEOs are looking for fresh ways to improve the company's ongoing push into cloud computing and take on newer trends in technology from rivals.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-companies/oracle-plans-internal-startup-explore-vr-new-technologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-companies/oracle-plans-internal-startup-explore-vr-new-technologies#comments Cloud Companies Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:25:00 +0000 63361 at http://talkincloud.com Finding Qualified Leads For MSPs is Equal Parts Science, Art http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-sales-strategies/finding-qualified-leads-msps-equal-parts-science-art <div class="node-body article-body">Carrie Simpson’s channel-centric telemarketing operation, Managed Sales Pros, offers a glimpse into the business of “prospecting” for managed services customers and turning those leads into bona fide sales appointments. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-sales-strategies/finding-qualified-leads-msps-equal-parts-science-art" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-sales-strategies/finding-qualified-leads-msps-equal-parts-science-art#comments Cloud Computing Sales Strategies Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:09:00 +0000 63341 at http://talkincloud.com 7 Cool Things That IBM Watson Can Do http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/7-cool-things-ibm-watson-can-do <div class="node-body gallery-body">Click through the slideshow to read more about 7 cool things Watson can do.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/7-cool-things-ibm-watson-can-do" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/7-cool-things-ibm-watson-can-do#comments Cloud Computing Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:06:00 +0000 63331 at http://talkincloud.com State of the Cloud: From Salesforce to Virtualization to Apps http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/state-cloud-salesforce-virtualization-apps <div class="field-deck"> FinancialForce CEO Nielsen—an ex-Salesforce App Cloud EVP—sees a cloud ecosystem paradigm shift </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Talkin' Cloud looks at the state of the cloud ecosystem with Tod Nielsen, the new CEO of FinancialForce.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/state-cloud-salesforce-virtualization-apps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/state-cloud-salesforce-virtualization-apps#comments Cloud Computing Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:30:00 +0000 63121 at http://talkincloud.com Four Ways Your SMB Clients Can Benefit from Hardware as a Service (HaaS) http://talkincloud.com/blog/four-ways-your-smb-clients-can-benefit-hardware-service-haas <div class="node-body blog-body">Cost is a prohibitive factor for small and midsize businesses (SMBs), and hardware purchases are scrutinized more than ever before. Many times, they’re put off—sometimes indefinitely. It’s not difficult to understand why.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/blog/four-ways-your-smb-clients-can-benefit-hardware-service-haas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/blog/four-ways-your-smb-clients-can-benefit-hardware-service-haas#comments Guest Bloggers Carbonite HaaS hardware as a service SLA SMB Talkin Cloud Blog Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:12:00 +0000 63321 at http://talkincloud.com Microsoft's Docker Strategy: The Future of Windows Containers http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/microsofts-docker-strategy-future-windows-containers <div class="node-body article-body">Overview of Microsoft's strategy in offering Docker containers on Windows.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/microsofts-docker-strategy-future-windows-containers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/microsofts-docker-strategy-future-windows-containers#comments Cloud Computing Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:32:00 +0000 63311 at http://talkincloud.com News and Views from DockerCon 2017 http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-events/news-and-views-dockercon-2017 <div class="node-body article-body">Docker hosted its annual container conference this week in Austin, TX this week.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-events/news-and-views-dockercon-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-events/news-and-views-dockercon-2017#comments Cloud Computing Events Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:47:00 +0000 63301 at http://talkincloud.com Microsoft Launches IoT Central to Simplify Internet of Things Management http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/microsoft-launches-iot-central-simplify-internet-things-management <div class="node-body article-body">This new SaaS portal will provide customers the means to more easily implement an IoT based digital transformation in their companies</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/microsoft-launches-iot-central-simplify-internet-things-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/microsoft-launches-iot-central-simplify-internet-things-management#comments Cloud Services Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:37:00 +0000 63291 at http://talkincloud.com European Telcos Team Up to Take AI Fight to Google, Amazon http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/european-telcos-team-take-ai-fight-google-amazon <div class="node-body article-body">Artificial intelligence is the latest battlefield for carriers trying to grab back a piece of the pie from internet giants that threaten to turn operators’ business into just running commodity networks. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/european-telcos-team-take-ai-fight-google-amazon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/european-telcos-team-take-ai-fight-google-amazon#comments Cloud Services Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:43:00 +0000 63271 at http://talkincloud.com Virtual Reality Companies Navigate ‘The Trough of Disillusionment’ http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/virtual-reality-companies-navigate-trough-disillusionment <div class="node-body article-body">Is VR entering the bust part of the boom-and-bust in public expectations that precedes mass adoption of a new technology?</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/virtual-reality-companies-navigate-trough-disillusionment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/virtual-reality-companies-navigate-trough-disillusionment#comments Cloud Services Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:33:00 +0000 63261 at http://talkincloud.com Dell EMC Sells SaaS Backup Firm Spanning to Private Equity http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/dell-emc-sells-saas-backup-firm-spanning-private-equity <div class="node-body article-body">According to a statement, Dell EMC will remain a strategic partner and continue to sell Spanning Backup.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/dell-emc-sells-saas-backup-firm-spanning-private-equity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/dell-emc-sells-saas-backup-firm-spanning-private-equity#comments SaaS (Software as a Service) Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:24:00 +0000 63251 at http://talkincloud.com Online Tech Acquires Echo Cloud to Reach Midwest Market http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/online-tech-acquires-echo-cloud-reach-midwest-market <div class="node-body article-body">Michigan-based Online Tech is expanding its reach to Kansas City thanks to a new acquisition. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/online-tech-acquires-echo-cloud-reach-midwest-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/online-tech-acquires-echo-cloud-reach-midwest-market#comments Cloud Computing Mergers and Acquisitions Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:12:00 +0000 63241 at http://talkincloud.com Software Monitoring and MSPs in the DevOps and Microservices Age http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/software-monitoring-and-msps-devops-and-microservices-age <div class="node-body article-body">Application uptime and performance monitoring needs are different in the DevOps age. So is the approach that MSPs in managed IT services should take to monitoring.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/software-monitoring-and-msps-devops-and-microservices-age" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/software-monitoring-and-msps-devops-and-microservices-age#comments Cloud Computing Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:41:00 +0000 63231 at http://talkincloud.com